Quay Celtic U13s secured the three points needed to win the league title for a remarkable third year in a row on Bank Holiday Monday in Blackrock.
The Point Road youngsters dominated the game throughout and but for some poor shooting in front of goal would have been far more comprehensive winners than the scoreline suggests.
The game started with Quay dominating midfield with Ciaran Jameson particularly impressive with a few surging runs forward into the Rock defence but to no avail.
Andrew Curley and Gavin Smith at the heart of the Quay defence cleared all that came towards them and Adam Hooper was beginning to get into his stride and it was in fact from one of his mazy funs down the right that resulted in the black and whites opening their account.
Sean O’Hanlon sailed in the corner that Gavin Smith met with his head and into the top left hand corner and Quay were 1-0 to the good.
Rock responded after that but had little luck facing a defence totally on top. Fergal Mulholland at left-back was very impressive as the half finished and indeed Quay did get the second before the half finished when Ben Kapinga turned neatly to finish after some good work by Caolon Dines who nearly finished himself.
The second half was a copy of the first with the away side making a number of chances but not finishing them and Rock seen their chance and from a long clearance they pulled one back to make for a exciting finish.
Try as they might the Blackrock boys could not make any more inroads into the Quay rearguard and second half subs Tadgh Litchfield and Luke Hazzard impressed in the final ten minites. Others to preform well for the winners were Caolon Conroy and James Prendergast.
These lads are still on course to secure their third league and cup double in a row and on current form its hard to bet against them.
Quay Celtic U13: Garion O’Hare, Caolon Conroy, Fergal Mulholland, Andrew Curley, Gavin Smith, Adam Hooper, Ciaran Jameson, Sean O’Hanlon, James Prendergast, Caolon Dines, Ben Kapinga, Tadgh Litchfield, Padraig Russell, Tiernan Reilly, Luke Hazzard.